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Over the years, Mindy Weiss has become our go-to gal when it comes to finding out what's hot — and what's not — in the wedding world. After all, the celebrity wedding planner has become a star in her own right after arranging all of the big day details of some of our favorite famous weddings — from Ellen Degeneres and Portia Rossi's romantic nuptials eight years ago to Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum's outdoor Malibu marriage back in 2009. She's a one-woman wedding powerhouse through-and-through, getting countless brides to the altar whether through the 2016 edition of her must-have nuptials bible, The Wedding Book (in stores and available online September 6th), or thanks to her behind-the-scenes planning expertise. And not to mention, she's a total big day trendsetter. (Wouldn't you want to copycat the mind behind countless celebrity nuptials?)
We turned to Weiss to find out the top wedding trends taking over the Pinterest-sphere and the beautiful bashes she plans. Check out Weiss' must-have list below — and feel free to steal an idea or two!
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Cascading Flower Garlands
Whether adorning tabletops or ceremony altars, lush garlands of cascading blooms are a wedding trend that has truly, well, bloomed! "Brides are loving cascading flowers on the table to the floor," says Weiss, as countless couples are saying their "I do's" under ceremony structures dripping with yards of fresh flowers. But why stop there? According to Weiss, garlands of greenery have taken the place of traditional wedding centerpieces and table runners as well for a reception vibe that's undeniably romantic.
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The DJ / Live Music Hybrid
Going crazy trying to decide between a DJ and live music for your reception? Well, so are countless other brides. That's why couples are now asking themselves, "Why not both?" and opting to include the two in their big day. "Adding an electric violin or sax can bring the music to the next level," Weiss explains. Having a DJ spinning contemporary tunes and live musicians accompanying them with classic instruments like violins and saxophones creates a too-cool party atmosphere — one that'll keep your guests talking way after the final dance.
Metallic Foil Invitations
Metallics are the new sparkle, according to Weiss, as brides are leaning to the luxe look of metallic foiled inks when to comes to their wedding stationery. "Bride and grooms love the shine of metallic inks on their invitations," she says. "Especially rose gold metallic!" Chic and sleek, these glided invitations manage to be fresh, romantic, and gorgeously glam all at the same time. Your guests won't be able to resist checking 'yes!' the moment they pull that metallic invite out of their mailbox.
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